National Curriculum Awards

All Dolphins are taught to National Curriculum level and well beyond

Dolphins do not offer the National Curriculum as these awards are restricted to state schools only.

Private Schools and Academies are not required to provide any swimming tuition

 Government Statutory guidance 

National Curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study

Published 11 September 2013

Swimming and water safety:

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

however there are no specific learning outcomes


So how do Swim Schools test this in the absence of a detailed specification for the National Curriculm award?